Category: Bubishi

Seisan Tactics

Seisan Tactics

March 15, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

Taking Seisan to the Street The ancient Kata Seisan, is still as viable today as it has been throughout the centuries for practical self protection. Instructors Chip Quimby (Uechi Ryu) and Evan Pantazi (Kyusho) will be helping you in an open course for practical Self-Protection, using actions and techniques taken from Ancient Seisan Kata, joined […]

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Why Study Both Tiger and Crane

Why Study Both Tiger and Crane

March 8, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

Body Structure The simple answer is that there are use cases for both. There are differentials to both and the benefits may or may not suit each individual. The Tiger takes strength, power and tenacity to dig deep enough into the body’s internal structures. This would make it ideal for stronger individuals over the smaller […]

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Delayed Death Touch

Delayed Death Touch

December 28, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

  Reality Based Kyusho Yeah, it would probably take that long to die of a splenic fracture, probably take a couple of days to die of a carotid dissection from black tiger, probably only would take one day to die of a subclavian artery laceration from seiuchin black tiger. I wonder how many people they […]

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Nerve to Blood

Nerve to Blood

December 7, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

  Advanced Applications Many people in Kyusho have now understood that real Kyusho is anatomical structure attacks such as Blood, Nerve, Muscle, Tendon, Bone and Organ.  However as you advance in your understanding and skill you must also be able to use these structures to affect yet more. In this video (excerpt from the “Black […]

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Kyusho of TKD

Kyusho of TKD

October 19, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

  From yet another Old Master or Founding Father… Yes General Choi Hing Hi, the founder of Taekwon-do added the Kyusho (he called Kupso) to his encyclopedia of Taekwon-do, a huge set of 15 volumes depicting the original ways of his style. Specifically located in volume 2, starting on page 88… we can see stark […]

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Cranes and Tigers and Dragons Oh My

Cranes and Tigers and Dragons Oh My

October 12, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

    The Rule of Yin and Yang The Rule of Yin and Yang is not limited to positive and negative, but in the transition ever constant in these dueling polarities. As one can not exist without the other, they also can not exist in stagnation.  Energy is a constant vibration from one to the […]

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Suparempi

Suparempi

September 28, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

  The Missing Kata Suparempi (108 Steps) Kanbun Uechi travelled from his home in Okinawa to the Fujian province of south China in the year 1897.  There he studied the martial system of Pan Gai noon under the master Chou Tsu Ho (Shu Shi Wa), for thirteen (Seisan) years. When Uechi, Kanbun travelled back to […]

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The Vagus Nerve

The Vagus Nerve

August 31, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

    What is the vagus nerve? The vagus nerve is the longest of your cranial nerves and has numerous nerve fibers spanning from your brain stem to all your organs. The word Vagus, means wanderer, as it is running throughout your body. Basically, it is the command center of your parasympathetic nervous system, or the  […]

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Open Hand or Closed Fist

Open Hand or Closed Fist

July 6, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

  Hands of Shaolin I get hundreds of questions each week regarding Kyusho in regard to Health and Healing as well as Martial Arts. It has been my career for decades and thoroughly intriguing. Here is one such question recently asked on my You Tube Channel: Sensei, what would be more precise to activate pressure […]

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Marote Uke

Marote Uke

June 15, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

  “Nothing is more harmful to the world as a martial art that is not effective in actual self-defense” – Choki Motobu Ahh the words of a true Master… yet today we see more and more ineffective postures, actions and techniques being forwarded for such powerful Karate postures. If this is used as a block […]

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